28 January 2023
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    What lies behind the ‘Turkish Stockholm Syndrome’ / Burak Bekdil*Sunday 31 January 2021

    What lies behind the ‘Turkish Stockholm Syndrome’ / Burak Bekdil*

    Turkey’s Islamist leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has not lost a single election, be it presidential, parliamentary, municipal, or referendum, since he came to power in 2002. His ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) nationwide support has ranged between 34% (in 2002) and 52% (in 2018). This is a spectacular success story by any criterion, especially for a leader whose authoritarian-to-tyrannical governance is not a secret, even to his voters.

    Survey says less than 35 pct support presidential system in TurkeySunday 24 January 2021

    Survey says less than 35 pct support presidential system in Turkey

    Less than 35 percent of Turkey want the executive presidential system, a five-percentage point decline from this summer, according to a December survey by Ankara-based pollster Metropoll.